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What is an Energy Vortex? 10 Locations Around the World

Andy Byng
What is An Energy Vortex? 10 Energy Vortex Locations
At some point in our lives, we’ve all encountered a place that we immediately knew was special, even if we couldn’t quite identify the reason. If enough people come to the same conclusion about an area, it may begin to develop a reputation as a site imbued with primordial power.

Also known as energy vortexes, these sacred spaces are respected by spiritual people who recognize their concentrated power and want to share that positive energy with the world. 

If you’ve ever wondered, “what is an energy vortex?” you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ll dive into what makes energy vortexes spiritual and cover 10 energy vortex locations that many spiritual people and psychics consider to be places of extraordinary natural power. 

What is an Energy Vortex?

In the natural sciences, a vortex is simply a swirling mass of earth, water, or air. Similarly, New Age and esoteric spiritual people define an energy vortex as a specific location where swirling currents of energy congregate and imbue the place with above-average levels of earthly energy.

Some believe that energy vortexes tend to occur at critical intersections of ley lines, which are straight lines that connect sacred sites around the world and align with the earth’s electromagnetic energy. According to these beliefs, the buildup of spiritual energy entices people to flock to these places for prayer, meditation, and healing in much the same way that others seek the advice of a trusted and reliable medium for clarity and closure. 

Why Are Energy Vortexes Considered Spiritual?

Since the dawn of civilization, people have sought to extrapolate meaning from chaos. One way people do this is to seek out areas that exude positive energy, such as mountains or lakes. Over time, some of these places became permanent settlements, and ancient cultures constructed monuments to harness their powers. Fast-forward a few hundred or thousand years, and some continue to function as spiritual spaces today. 

Regardless of whether you believe in the lure of ley lines, sites that hold energy vortexes continue to attract thousands of visitors seeking peace and harmony every year. Whether they come for a religious experience or simply to reflect and meditate, people who visit energy vortexes recognize the power of positive energy and its potential for healing the mind, body, and soul. 

Where Are Energy Vortexes Located Around the World?

1. Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England

Stonehenge is often one of the first places that comes to mind when it comes to mystical sites. Located on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, England, Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument made of massive standing stones. This megalithic wonder was erected between 3000 and 2000 BC and may have originally served as a burial ground or ceremonial site.

StonehengeStonehenge | Wikimedia Commons

Some spiritual people estimate that Stonehenge lies at the intersection of 14 different ley lines, so it’s no wonder that the place is one of the top energy vortex locations in the world. Nearly one million people visit Stonehenge each year, a testament to the power of this ancient monument. 

2. Sedona, Arizona, USA

Nestled within the Coconino National Forest, Sedona, Arizona is a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts to hike, bike, and camp. Others come to rest and rejuvenate themselves in one of the city's many spas and therapeutic resorts.

 

Sedona, ArizonaSedona, Arizona | Wikimedia Commons

Sedona’s tranquil atmosphere leads many spiritual people to view the entire city as one giant energy vortex. It's also home to several key locations that purportedly lie at the intersection of several ley lines. Bells Rock, Cathedral Rock, and Boynton Canyon are just a few Sedona vortexes of particular interest to visitors who come to the town in search of an authentic psychic experience

3. Machu Picchu, Urubamba Province, Peru

Machu Picchu is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and it’s not difficult to see why. The 15th-century Inca citadel rests on top of a 7,970-foot mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley in the Andes Mountains. In addition to serving as an important archaeological site, Machu Picchu also delights visitors and spiritual people who come to bask in the majesty of one of the world’s best-preserved ancient cultural spaces. 

Machu PicchuMachu Picchu | Wikimedia Commons

The Incas revered Machu Picchu as a place of significant ceremonial and strategic importance, and you can see that in the methodical care with which they constructed the site. Simply walking on the ground where Machu Picchu stands, you can sense the earth’s energy beneath your feet and leave feeling more grounded than you were before your arrival. 

4. Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

Table Mountain is a flat-topped mountain that overlooks the bustling city of Cape Town in South Africa. Each year, nearly 4.2 million people visit the surrounding Table Mountain National Park. Many visitors ride a cable car or hike to the top of the mountain to enjoy its scenic views. 

Table Mountain, Cape TownTable Mountain | Wikimedia Commons

In certain esoteric circles, Table Mountain is viewed as the Earth vortex, one of four sites scattered around the world that govern the elemental powers of the earth, air, fire, and water, respectively. Whether you stand at its base or climb to its peak, you can feel the calm but firm energy emanating from Table Mountain. If you consult a psychic source seeking tranquility or rejuvenation, there is a good chance they’ll tell you to visit Table Mountain to find healing. 

5. The Great Pyramid of Giza, Giza, Egypt

It’s hard to gaze upon the Great Pyramid of Giza and not be filled with awe. The largest and oldest Giza pyramid is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World and has stood tall over the Egyptian skyline for 4500 years. It serves as a symbol of ancient Egypt’s power and continues to baffle researchers with its precise measurements and the effort required to construct it. 

Giza, EgyptThe Pyramids in Giza | Wikimedia Commons

Some claim that the Great Pyramid of Giza is the Air vortex, just as Table Mountain is the Earth vortex. Additionally, international physicists have discovered that the Great Pyramid concentrates electromagnetic energy under its base and within its internal chambers. It's possible that the original builders explicitly chose the site for its positive energy. 

6. Mount Shasta, California, USA

Mount Shasta is a potentially active volcano in the Cascades in northern California. At over 14,000 feet high, this snow-capped mountain is the fifth largest in California and the most voluminous of all the Cascade stratovolcanoes. It draws thousands of visitors each year. 

Mount ShastaMount Shasta | Wikimedia Commons

Many California psychics and New Age adherents consider Mount Shasta an energy vortex that promotes healing and spiritual growth. It also features prominently in the lore of local Klamath tribes, who see the mountain as a sacred site that houses the world's Creator and acts as a bridge between the spiritual and natural realms. Regardless of what you think, it's worth visiting Mount Shasta to experience its power firsthand.

7. Es Vedrà, Ibiza, Spain

Es Vedrà is one of the most impressive and mystical sights in Ibiza, Spain. This giant limestone rock stands over 1,300 feet above the water off the west coast of Ibiza near Cala d’Hort. While you cannot visit Es Vedrà in person, you can see it clearly from the beach or book a boat tour to get a closer look at this mysterious formation. 

Es Vedra, IbizaEs Vedra, Ibiza | Wikimedia Commons

The area around Es Vedrà exudes a magnetic field so powerful that some claim it is the third most magnetic spot in the world after the North Pole and Bermuda Triangle. With such a powerful vortex of energy at its center, it’s no wonder that the rock is the subject of many legends, including one that contends it is part of the lost continent of Atlantis. Regardless, visitors to Es Vedrà report that the rock is a magical place full of positive energy. 

8. Haleakalā Volcana, Hawaii, USA

Also known as the East Maui Volcano, Haleakalā is a giant shield volcano that dominates the eastern half of the Hawaiian Island of Maui. Its tallest peak reaches 10,023 feet and provides breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. 

Haleakalā Volcana, HawaiiHaleakalā Volcana, Hawaii | Wikimedia Commons

In Hawaiian legends, the crater at the top of Haleakalā was the home of the demigod Māui's grandmother, who helped him to capture the sun and cause it to rotate across the sky. Certain spiritual people believe Haleakalā is the Fire vortex and ranks as one of the four great elemental vortexes. Much as a psychic can teach you about yourself, a visit to Haleakalā can help you connect to the rhythm of your heart and enhance journeys of meditation and self-discovery.

9. Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia

Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a massive sandstone formation located in the southern part of the Northwest Territory in Australia. With an elevation of 2,831 feet, it is one of Australia’s most significant geographical landmarks and a popular tourist destination thanks to its striking views and surrounding flora, fauna, and rock formations. 

Uluru, Northern Territory, AustraliaUluru, Australia | Wikimedia Commons

To the Aboriginal people in the area, the Aṉangu, Uluru is a sacred place and features in several creation myths and folktales. According to some, if you take a rock from Uluru, you will suffer dire consequences. Thankfully, most visitors who witness this massive red sandstone formation leave not cursed but instead filled with wonder and inspiration.   

10. Lake Rotopounamu, North Island, New Zealand

Lake Rotopounamu is a beautiful lake located in a crater on the western side of Mihanga on the North Island of New Zealand. Its name comes from the Maori words for “lake” (roto) and “greenstone” (pounamu). The lake is unique in that it is fed by seven streams but has no visible outflow, which has prompted researchers to speculate it drains underground.

Lake RotopounamuLake Rotopounamu | Wikimedia Commons

According to New Age theorists, Lake Rotopounamu is the planet’s Water vortex, and, as such, serves an essential role in maintaining the earth’s elemental balance. In Maori culture, the lake’s characteristic green stones are considered sacred and serve as the basis for its name. All visitors are invited to walk around the lake and experience its blessing for themselves. 

Conclusion

The world is full of mysterious forces, and specific sites seem to magnify and concentrate these energies. Energy vortexes function as places of spiritual power and healing, and many serve as important cultural, historical, and geographical landmarks. If you’re looking for meditation, healing, or transcendence, visiting one of the sites above can help you on your journey. At the very least, you’re sure to have a fantastic time enjoying the scenery.

Andy Byng
Andy has been an Evidential Medium for nearly 20 years. He completed his BA at King’s College, London, in Religion, Philosophy and Ethics, and earned his MA from the University of London with a focus on the intersection of Science and Religion. His essays and articles on mediumship and philosophy have been published in academic journals and spiritual magazines, while his work as a medium and spiritual teacher has allowed him to share his unique gifts with individuals around the world.